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Self-Consciousness and Social Identity: Self-Regulation as a Group Member

Abrams, Dominic, Brown, Rupert (1989) Self-Consciousness and Social Identity: Self-Regulation as a Group Member. Social Psychology Quarterly, 52 (4). p. 311. ISSN 0190-2725. (doi:10.2307/2786994) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Self-awareness theory characterizes group behavior as resulting from a loss of self-regulation and lowered accountability, while social identity theory characterizes group behavior as highly regulated in terms of the self-concept as a group member. Data from an experiment with 182 12–13 yr olds on the effects of intergroup similarity and goal relations (R. J. Brown and D. Abrams; see record 1987-12925-001) were reassessed in the light of new data concerning Ss' private and public self-consciousness. Ss completed a self-consciousness (SCN) scale and status and attitude conditions were manipulated. Results reveal that Ss with higher private SCN behaved more in terms of their social identity, displayed ingroup loyalty, and preserved ingroup distinctiveness, whereas Ss with higher public SCN tended to behave in a more socially desirable way.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.2307/2786994
Uncontrolled keywords: intergroup similarity & goal relations, public vs private self consciousness & social identity, 12–13 yr olds
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2013 10:04 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35500 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abrams, Dominic: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-4572
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